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, state police, patrols or staffing at nursing and veterans homes. it affects roads, it's a big hassle for campers, they've got to leave state parks on this fourth of july weekend. >>> and the nba's collective bargaining agreement ran out. making it the second major sports organization to lead a lockout. the league said lost $300 million last season. so owners want to reduce players' salaries. the sides are so far apart on this that industry insiders say the entire 2011-2012 season is in jeopardy. i'll have more with "sports illustrated" later on in the show. >>> prosecutors in the casey anthony trial can call rebuttal witnesses after the defense rested without put herring on the stand. cnn has obtained home video of anthony as a young girl in 1991. here she is as a friend's birthday party. >> happy birthday, my name is casey. >> what do you think, casey, i didn't get you. >> happy birthday. happy birthday, my name's casey. >> the woman who claims she had an affair with casey's father was on the stand yesterday. here's what she says, george anthony, the father told her about caylee ant
. >> oh, yes, adorable. >>> later on one of the big holiday weekend movies "transformers 3." we sent one of our intrepid coworkers to go see it andnd ge movie fans' impressions for "insomniac theater." you know what? i kind of want to see this but i feel like i have to see it in 3d. carving out almost three hours. >> oh my goodness. >> i'm not sure i can justify it. >> i don't understand. it's just computer graphics everybody knows is not real. sort of like watching a cartoon, a really long cartoon. it's sort of lost on me. we'll have to hear what the feedback is. >> robots and buildings. >> like "steel magnolias" over and over for you, rig are probably be painful. >>> jurors in the casey anthony trial are spending this holiday deliberating behind closed doors. they must decide whether anthony murdered her 2-year-old daughter or whether the little girl died in a swimming pool accident. >> reporter: casey anthony broke down as prosecutors told the jury she suffocated her 2-year-old daughter with duct tape. prosecutors portrayed casey as a lying, selfish party girl who murdered her daughte
's to resume their position because there's an answer to the big question. >> lilia luciano on verdict watch for us in orlando. thank you so much. >>> i want to bring in our legal panel to talk about deliberations and which side did a better job of proving its case. we have diane dimond and former prosecutor wendy murphy on the right side of your screen. thanks to both of you for joining us today. >> sure. >> before we get started, i want to play a bite from defense lawyer jose baez who on monday raised the issue of reasonable doubt, telling the jury they have it. take a listen. >> these are the facts that you have heard. and these are the facts that prove beyond a reasonable doubt that casey anthony is guilty of murder in the first degree. reasonable doubt lives here. it's throughout the case. it's right here. it's with these individuals. it's with those individuals. it's everywhere. you can't trust this evidence. you can't. >> all right. so we started with the prosecutor first. wendy, let me start with you. did the prosecution remove any reasonable doubt? many say that jose baez may have a
to remain. a big ridge of high pressure in control there and the drought will continue to worsen. it's not just the heat, it's also the storms. usually the big area of high pressure like you see on the map, you get storms to the north and east side of it. we'll see severe weather in the northeast and the coast guard still looking for two missing boaters out of chicago. they had gusts over 60 miles an hour in a storm and they overturned some of the boats in the water. back to you. >> heat still dangerous across the country in many places. >>> casey anthony has been a free woman for almost 35 hours, but where did she go and who is helping her as she transitions back into society? kerry sanders has the latest details shortly on that. >>> treasury secretary tim geithner speaking this morning that this morning specific items regarding the debt deal. one of the options that senators harry reid and mitch mcconnell or working on raising the debt ceiling in exchange for $1.5 trillion in cuts over ten years. this would also create a new congressional panel that would study ways to reduce the d
>> the inner harbor is gearing up for the big fourth of july celebrations. i have details in a live report. >> some pre fourth of july fireworks at the casey anthony corymb as the case goes to jury. the judge warned both sides. >> will we have clear skies for tonight's display? [captioning made possible by constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. i am lisa robinson. >> i am stan stovall. thank you for joining us this morning. >> what is going to be tonight? >> we have a chance for some of thunderstorms, 30%. that means there is a 7% chance there will not be thunderstorms. most of you will be fine. -- there is a 70% chance that the will not be any thunderstorms. the humidity is 87%. it should stay dry for most of the day. then we have the chance for some showers or thunderstorms. it will be a high with a high temperature around 90 -- it will be hot. now to the news desk. >> preparations are underway for the big fourth of july celebration in baltimore. >>
. welcome to "today" on a sunday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm jenna wolfe. the big story is casey antany gone free after 1,006 days in jail and 12 days after a jury found her not guilty of murdering her daughter, caylee, casey anthony is a free woman. >> this is the scene. casey appears to say thank you to one of the law enforcement officers before she is led out the door by her attorney. kristen dahlgren was there and she joins us live from orlando with the latest. kristen, good morning. >> good morning, lester. well, news choppers lost sight of casey anthony's suv last night so we don't know where she is, other than for the first time in almost three years she's not waking up here at the orange county jail. you can probably hear some protesters are still here. with all the protest and publicity, so much talk about using decoys or sneaking out a back door. in the end, she walked right out the jail's front door. just minutes after midnight, a first glimpse at casey anthony free woman. in a bright pink shirt and showing little emotion, she and her attorney, jose baez, wasted no time. >> she wa
on this straight ahead. but first, did you hear the other big news? senator coburn is back. he just reuped with the gang of six. he ditched them in may. now he's back. hours ago the gang announced a new debt plan. here's the hitch, yesterday senator coburn unveiled his own plan and then there's senate minority leader mcconnell's plan. which one of these plans is a sure fix? we asked senator coburn. yesterday the headlines why you had -- were you had a nine trillion plan. today you rejoined the gang of six. if you -- can you tell me the difference between the two plans? >> 5.3 trillion. >> greta: i knew i was in trouble. >> one fixes our complete problem. one gets us out of truck as a country the other moves news the -- out of trouble as a country. the other moves us in the direction. if you want us to borrow at the best rates of anybody in the world and put our economy back where it needs to be, with vibrant job creating economy. then you would do this nine trillion dollars. that gets us out of the risk of default. gets it back growing. solves the problems. takes await shackles we've put o
celebrating outside. july 4th is one big party. >> it has special meaning in my family. i became a u.s. citizen 25 years ago on the fourth of july. >> and it's hot out there. take a look at the deep red. we're seeing blazing temperatures. it's going to continue on the fourth. more coming up in the show. >> and officials are rush to clean up a pipeline leak in the yellow river. >>> and monkey new, on t t loose, and going o o an adventue across new jersey. he's fine, he's just tranquil liezed. that's coming up as well. >>> we begin with the casey anthony trial. her fate could be in the hands of the jury later today. abc's yunji de nies where the closing arguments taking place this morning. good morning, yunji. wrt good morning, dan. it call comes down to this. each side has a chance to make their final arguments before jurors decide between life and death for this young woman. this is it after six long weeks, today is the today the lawyers present final arguments to the jury, arguments that determine casey anthony's future. >> jurors will probably find her responsible for the death of
and as tisha thompson shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because
to an aquarium. >>> finally in north carolina minor league right fielder made a big-time play tuesday. he stole a show robbing one player of a run by making a miraculous catch just by taking a nasty tumble over the wall. oh, that didn't hurt. the player didn't suffer any injuries on the play, however. >>> now for a look at the national weather we turn to nbc's meteorologist bill karins. i don't know. it looks like it hit. >> a wall that's three feet high. it's only baseball. good morning to you, veronica. good morning to everyone else. as far as what we're dealing with out there, we're going to continue to watch the heat. there's a big story in texas where once again it was in the 100s. we had downpours in the mid-atlantic and in the northern area. it is high. these are the temperatures to start your morning. le dlarks 82 when you walk out the door. and you'll want the ac instantly if you're traveling in the big cities from boston all the way down to d.c. it was very sticky overnight. temperatures are in the 70s. florida in the 80s. wet weather wise, the only travel trouble this morning for rai
and really just ready for a big, big concert. matt? >> i tell you, al, this represents this morning, the motorcade had to actually move these people out of the way. anyway, we'll get back to you in a couple of minutes. >>> meanwhile, there has been a major development in the ongoing budget negotiations. president obama suspended the talks for the today. we'll tell you why and we'll talk to one of the senators who has been inside the negotiating room all week long. >> that's right. and also casey anthony is going to be released this sunday. and -- from prison. authorities are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and we're live at the jail this morning with details on that story. >>> remember the photo we showed you earlier this week of that massive 18-foot long crocodile, the saltwater croc? a lot of people thought this was a doctor'd photograph. you can believe it's real. we went in search of that beast and we found him. >>> let's begin with that breaking news over night in boston where two delta planes collided. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us in washington. goo
it a hate crime. >> and it was a big attraction to the u.s. women's soccer team was a big win to send them to the world cup finals. >> and big changes that could be ahead for casey anthony when she gets out of jail in four days. >> absolutely not taking the children out of their home. >> plus, should obese children be taken away from their parents for protection? a controversial topic drawing a lot of attention. woman: saving for our child's college fund was getting expensive. man: yes it was. so to save some money, we taught our 5 year old how to dunk. woman: scholarship! woman: honey go get him. anncr: there's an easier w!t to save. get online. go to geico.com. get a quote. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >> a new commentary in the country's leading medical journal is sparking a controversy among parents. >> it's as parents of extremely obese children should lose custody of their children. >> the question is whether they should lose custody for not controlling their child's weight. the child would be placed in foster care were the doctors believe they
after trying to make a jailhouse visit? ♪ >> and a big turnaround for the music industry. how artists like lady gaga played a big role in the recovery. >>> good morning. i'm alex witt. welcome to msnbc saturday. first we go to the legacy of betty ford. the former first lady completely changed the way americans talk about addiction, breast cancer, and other tough issues that people used to deal with in silence. mrs. ford died last night at the age of 93, and she said she was an ordinary woman called on stage at an extraordinary time. nbc's brian williams has more. ♪ >> reporter: we got to know her all over again during the week of mourning for president gerald ford, her strength and dignity still intact 30 years after leaving the white house. >> i was an ordinary woman called on stage at an extraordinary time. >> the president's first and our first lady, betty ford. >> reporter: elizabeth bloomer ford, never expected to be anything other than a congressman's wife. >> his wife, betty ford. >> reporter: but she became first lady the day richard nixon resigned. it was, she later said, t
and cut the loop holes that big corporations get and middle class get. john boehner said he doesn't have the vote to pass the deal that includes tax hikings. >> the president wanting the public to know that he is pushing that don't have the support to pass. >> republicans in the house want tax increases off of the table. the reason that the u.s. has a debt problem is not because americans are not paying enough to taxes but washington spends too much. >> the situation is gotten worse. in the first two years in office. discretionary spending sky rocketed 84 percent including the failed stim tim with the spending reaching 25 percent of the nation's out put. we haven't seen spending that live since world war ii. >> they intend to require the government to cap spending and set a higher thres hold of votes needed to raise taxes. china issued a warning to the white house. china said that meeting could harm the relations between the two count reese. the president said he didn't support tibetian independence but supports the protection and culture of the people. fox news is america's election hea
in that poll. >> still to come on kron 4 news sports and highlights and the giants to one not a big. another look outside it golden gate bridge and look at that no fog and hardly any traffic that is even better will be back in just a minute it is either alabama's out there the giants beat the tigers 15-3 the giants have won the last nine of their games. meanwhile the diamondbacks defeated the a's. the diamondbacks want a four-two and in she won the first title she is only 21 years old it was big of set. this is the biggest title of her career and she is a left- handed player. still ahead on the kron 4 weekend or at take a look at the alameda county fair. it looks like it's already covered in nasos other will we back in just one moment a lot easier love this forecast is going to be what this is a live look outside of san francisco rejected on the weather >> hi is right it is gonna be very hot today a look outside the golden gate bridge lots of sunshine out there mostly clear conditions. i hated advisory will be issued later on this afternoon. temperatures are rising up '60s and '70s. they dev
. >> the picasso sketch is not very big. but it's valued at at least $200,000. >>> anthony batts is making major changes to his department. new at noon, kraig debro joins us live to explain what changes are being made and what it means for public safety. >> we just got back from the press conference. the plan at police headquarters is to do more with less. the chief says they will be defending on the rank and file and on the public. >> what we're trying to do is build the capacity for the city of oakland, make the organization as sufficient as they possibly can. >> reporter: at the news conference, the police and command staff did their best to make lemon ade. budget cut and attrition have trimmed the staff. but there is a another reason for the reorganization. the compliance of the settlement agreement that dates back to two. the reorganization plan is to divide the current bureau of field operations into two bureaus. under the old plan there were three areas, each to be led by a deputy police chief. >> i'm not only taking by what's been run by captain area 1, 2, 3 will be run by a deputy chief
people had a chance to swim with a really big shark in the waters off palm beach. a captain who owns a local dive company says it's only the fifth whale shark he's seen in 20 years. they're called whale sharks because of, well, the size. they only heat plankton and not people. thank goodness! >>> and, hey, there, everybody! welcome to this cnn saturday morning. take a look at what we're watching this morning. another royal wedding! yes. it's not just over in england. we're keeping an eye on royal weddings. this is a live picture happening right now. and who you're seeing right now, right there is prince albert of monaco. he's having a big ceremony right now, marrying his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. this is ceremony ii. the smaller one was yesterday. the big one is today and all of monaco is invited. we have got a shot of the bride, that i have seen this morning, and you know what, just in time, they switched over. and i'll let you see a picture of the bride as well. there she is, who is now her serene highness after a civil ceremony yesterday. but, again, tod
witt. first off for you this hour the big fight in washington over spending and the debt limit. as that august 2nd deadline to raise the debt ceiling grows closer. we go to the white house for more. >> reporter: good morning, richard. it's a day closer to what the president and many outside experts are calling a financial catastrophe and hope for a big deal, the so-called grand bargain appears to be all but lost. the action turns to congress and whether they can pass a scaled down version of debt reduction before the country runs out of cash. taking his case public for the second time in a week, president obama accused republicans of refusing to compromise. >> the problem is members of congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. >> reporter: with the clock ticking towards what the president described as are a ma fw -- armageddon, he's hoping a deal could still be struck. >> but we got to get started now. that's why i'm expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders sometime in the next calm of da
this isn't the end, this is the beginning of a new chapter, but the big question remains is what does the next chapter entail? talking up live here from the kennedy space center over the next couple of hours, a special guest including bob crippen, the first of two astronauts to fly up on sts 1 back in 1981. we'll talk to him of what happened then and what he thinks of this whole 30-year era and his thoughts on what's next. also, the man who built the engine of this current rocket, of the current space shuttle "atlantis," and he has some reservations about sort of the nebulous -- the nebulous outlook for manned space flight. a lot more coming at you. just heard the rain picking up again, and if we hear anything more about that possible lightning strike near that launchpad, which is just about three miles over my shoulder, we'll bring it to you live. edie, back knew you in atlanta. >> not what they want to hear or see out there. we'll join you again in a few minutes. >>> now a scandal that's worthy of tabloid headlines itself. journalists working for "news of the world," one of the bigg
republicans. that would offer a big challenge to mitt romney. >> keith, why is at this moment rick perry holding out? >> i wish i could tell you what's going on inside rick perry's head. i think he's probably deciding if he's a legitimate candidate. if he can win the gop nomination. i think he is threatened by michele bachmann. i think she's sort of obviously protects the same type of people that are part of her base, part of his base. there's the question of electablity. if he wins the gop nomination, could he win the presidency? could he beat obama obama? i'm not convinced he could. >> what do you think, john, who would be the builtest threat to barack obama of three? >> i think romney would be the biggest threat. i think perry would come in second and i think that bachmann could would come in third. mitt romney has the organization out there. he has a compelling story when it comes to turn around artists. he turned around the olympics. he turned and massachusetts and turned around -- i think people want a turn around artist. perry has a story to tell about what he's done in texas as f
aren't paying as much attention to it, but it has big news over in the uk. hugh grant among a lot of people who say their phones were hacked by journalists. richard, you talked to him, what did he say? >> reporter: it's interesting, you say. the scandal is large, it's growing. the british government today said that there would be a public inquiry when the police are finished investigating. rupert murdoch, who owns the newspaper, by the way, it's this newspaper we're talking about, it's call "the news of the world," the normal rumor and gossip all dressed up with scantily clad ladies. when they started wholesale hacking of voice mail, it went into a different league. particularly, it was celebrities, it was stars, and now it's being dead murdered girl's voice mails and the patient parents of bomb victims and the like. when i talked to hugh earlier today, he said it's time to stop, it's time to say these newspapers, enough is enough. >> well, it began with just personal grievance, because i was a victim of phone hacking. and then i had this extraordinary piece of luck, where i ran i
news this morning. a big arrest in the ongoing brit hacking scandal. one of the people closest to the head of newscorp taken in by police. >>> and countdown to a deal. new reports that the president and congressional leaders may meet today to try to hammer out a debt ceiling agreement. will this go down to the wire? good morning, everyone. i'm richard lui in for alex witt. welcome to "msnbc sunday." top of the hour four, after nearly three years behind bars casey anthony is a free woman this morning. the 25-year-old was released from jail in orlando just after midnight eastern time 12 days after she was acquitted of murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter caylee. outside the jail hundreds gathering carrying signs and protests of support -- or support, rather, of anthony. inside, one nbc news photojournalist was in the processing room when casey was released. he describes what happened. take a listen. >> she was just tunnel vision to the door. and that's when i think i saw that, you know, that smile or relief, if you will, because she saw freedom and she saw the exit door
time. sonja "black widow" thomas won with 40 dogs. i'm a big hot dog lover and can't imagine that. how many do you think you could eat? if you're hungry and like them. they're not the biggest. >> personally, i have had three. >> i can do better than three. >> really? >> i was thinking six or seven. >>> coming up, a grizzly discovery in an indiana creek. police waiting to see if it sheds light on the disappearance of a college coed. >>> also, a civil war reenactors in a battle with mother nature. why they got the shock of their life. >>> wowing the crowds in canada, what the royal couple is up to today. chronologically i'm sixty years old. is it the new forty, i don't know. i probably feel about thirty. how is it that we don't act our age? [ marcie ] you keep us young. [ kurt ] we were having too much fun we weren't thinking about a will at that time. we have responsibilities to the kids and ourselves. we're the vargos and we created our wills on legalzoom. finally. [ laughter ] [ shapiro ] we created legalzoom to help you take care of the ones you love. go to legalzoom.com today and co
is pretty special. >> this is a very big show, the biggest in northern california for sure. >> not only do begin to blow up things, we blow up things all pretty. the crowd often loves it. it is nothing better than after ratio, hearing all the cheers and the clapping. >> the show starts about 9:15 p.m. tomorrow evening and last about 20 minutes. the best place to watch, usuallypeier 39 at a quiet park. and this was the scene and richmond the city celebrated the fourth of july of little bit early. tonight, this was the 10th year in a row that they put on a firework displays. closing arguments have begun in the casey anthony trial, coming about will show you what happened in court and would take a look at the case history. a seaplane that has been missing for a couple of days was finally pulled on the water. will be looked and talk with the person who was there when the plane went down. [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card and started earning loads of points. you got a weather balloon with points? yes i did. [ man ] points i could use for just about anything. ♪ ♪ there it is. [ man
. along the coast 60s and 70s. here's sal. >>> steve, right now southbound 101 the big crash is the connector ramp to 92 east. that is blocked here. also southbound 101 right at 92. the freeway not all the lanes but three of the lanes are closed because of this crash. now it is so early there's only a little bit of a back up. not a significant one. they are looking for some people who were involved that ran away from the crash scene. it's going to make it take a little bit longer to get this crash out of the way. also this morning we're looking at the commute on 101 san francisco. that looks good. it's 5:00. back to dave and pam. >>> overnight firefighters were busy chasing and putting out grass fires in contra costa county. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us now from bay point with the reason why these fires may be related to the 4th of july holiday. tara. >> reporter: well, no official word yet on what exactly sparked these fires but witnesses tell us there was a lot of illegal firework activity in this area last night. as you can see by the conditions it's pretty windy out here
'm thomas roberts. rupert murdoch will testify at parliament tomorrow, this is the big headline, all over the phone hacking scandal that's rocking his media scandal. meanwhile there was a new arrest of a top exec over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distra
to be a very busy place. we got the folk line festival under way behind me, also the big fireworks show they're getting ready for on monday. two concerts on the steps of the capitol, also at the washington monument. but from coast to coast, we're talking beaches and barbecues and camping and celebration. july 1st and the 2011 great escape is on. ♪ hot fun in the summertime >> reporter: from yosemite in the west. >> i like the girls the best. >> reporter: aaa says 39 million americans will travel 59 miles or more this long weekend. that's 1 million fewer than last year. >> reporter: you can blame the pain at pump. the national average for unleaded now $3.54 a gallon, down from the high of $3.98 on may 4th. but still 80 cents higher than a year ago. >> it's still tough because we're still kind of transitioning from how high the gas prices were so we've got in the habit of not traveling as much. >> reporter: the big surprise? while fewer people are driving than a year ago, more people are flying. air travel is up 9% this summer. >> for some people, it actually may be more convenient and cheap
're going to keep fighting this. this isn't over. it's completely unacceptable. >> time that we tell big companies they made an incredible amount of money and they are not paying taxes. it affects our school. >> reporter: they took their protest inside the meeting. the message was heard but the outcome disappointing. fees must go up. >> it's approved. it's going to happen. >> reporter: the regents approved a 9.6% tuition increase. that's on top of an 8% increase already approved bringing undergrad tuition to more than $12,000 a year. that's 18% higher than last year. and that's without room, board or books. >> we had to approve the increase, no choice, to preserve the quality of the university, the top priority. >> reporter: bottom line, university students like joseph silva will be strapped. >> i'm already working as a barista and server at my current job. wanted this tuition hike, i'm going -- and with this tuition hike, i'm just going to have to take more loans because i can't pay for it just with work, with the financial aid that i got, which makes grad school look unreasonable but w
we are expecting what i think are unreasonable expectations. i'm a big believer in the jury system. i dedicated my professional career to it and i think it is the best system there is. >> bill: there is no other system. >> with that people have to go back and say what is realistic. prove beyond a reasonable doubt is not to a mat mathematical certainty. it is to a reasonable doubt. look at what is reasonable here. look at that cause of death. is there any reasonable doubt that this girl was murdered? >> bill: no. >> whether it was a premeditated murder or her mother was trying to quiet her. >> bill: if the little girl drown as i think one of anthony's attorneys said happened, you don't put duct tape over a drowned girl's mouth so that is out the window. you are not responsible for the the defense lawyers, you are not. these people introduce all kinds of crazy stuff they couldn't back up like i said in the talking points memo. weren't you offended as an american who wants justice for caylee anthony? weren't you offended by that? i was offended by that. >> a lot of the things that jose b
deadline still fast approaching, the big question, will we see any progress so the u.s. will not default on its bills? nbc's mike vick kwer are at the white house. >> reporter: raising interest rates, people not getting checks, veterans affairs, in the course of each and every month. that's what's at stake here, the government would have to start to prioritize and major credit agencies are already talking about downgrading treasury bonds and the wisdom of investing in those. today, more dualing back and forth, the president in his weekly address, orrin hatch speaking for republicans, here's what they had to say about the state of play. >> i don't think oil companies should get tax breaks when they're getting tens of millions of profits. i don't think hedge fund managers should make more in bonuses than their secretaries salary. >> it was a crime of the president to submit and for congress to pass -- the only reason that congressional democrats would refuse to pass it because they know that the people of this country would rise up and quickly ratify it. >> there you see orrin hatch from u
-health clinical toothpaste. life opens up when you do. >>> the numbers are still rolling in but the big 2012 fundraising winner looks like president obama. the commander in chief has set a $60 million goal for this quarter. and michele bachmann is spending some of her money on a new ad in iowa. check it out. >> as a mom of five, a foster parent, and a former tax lawyer and now a small business job creator, i know that we can't keep spending money that we don't have. >> today the obama administration plans to announce two programs to help unemployed homeowners. usa today reports that the program would give people out of work more time to pay their mortgages. and we're less than an hour away from the players going into the cabinet room at the white house to try to figure out a deal to cut the debt. the big headline today, the president has put social security, medicare, and medicaid on the table if republicans will agree to tax hikes. it's an attempt to break an impasse. the president and the speaker have met privately to talk about the deal. let's bring in the editor and political columnist a
>>> two big developing stories. gone to parts unknown, casey anthony, the florida woman acquitted of murder free from custody just after midnight today. we'll hear about the scene outside of the jail and talk to someone who was inside when anthony left. plus, where might she be right now? >>> the other developing story, countdown to a deal. new reports that the president and congressional leaders may meet today to try to hammer out a debt ceiling agreement. will that happen soon or go down the wire? good morning, i'm richard lui. alex witt is off today. welcome to msnbc sunday. topping our hour we'll start with casey anthony. after nearly three years behind bars she's a free woman this morning. the 25-year-old was released from jail just after midnight eastern time 12 days after she was acquitted of murder in the death of her daughter. outside of the jail hundreds gathered, carrying signs of protest or support of anthony. inside one nbc photo news journalist was in the procession room when casey was released. he described what happened. >> she was just total vision through the doo
'll hear the latest on the debt ceiling. a big weekend in florida. the closing arguments expected in the casey anthony trial. the big question did the defense drop the ball on a key witness? >>> fast food nation. not the united states, but russia. it's the american invasion of the former soviet union where you're going to find surprising places to eat. >>> skyrocket on the fourth of july. not fireworks but prices. we're going to tell you how much this independence day celebration will cost you. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm alex witt. fascinating new twists in the sex assault case against the former head of the imf. first, a big weekend in orlando in the casey anthony murder trial. closing arguments scheduled for tomorrow as the case enters its final phase. friday saw dramatic testimony from the employer of cindy anthony, that's casey's mom. the employee refuted sipdy's testimony that she searched for the term chloroform on her home computer because he say she was at work at the time. >> it appears to be from on the screen there's activity throughout the account throughout this
. here's abc's chris bury. >> reporter: in minnesota state parks, the big holiday weekend is a big bust. campers looking forward to a getaway were told instead to get lost. >> well, it's ridiculous. >> it's sad. >> it should never get to that. >> reporter: the closed parks a casualty of the state's budget crisis. so many services arehut down. even industries like logging are grinding to a halt because those trees are on public property. in all, 25,000 state workers laid off.. at the capitol, now closed to the public, minnesota's democratic governor and republican leaders could not agree on fixing a $5 billion budget gap. >> i'm not getting an income now. i don't think any of them should think it necessary for them to have an income either until this is settled. >> reporter: minnesota is the first state to actually shut down much of its government. but many others from new jersey to california are also making painful cuts. at this state park near minneapolis, k ken johnson had planned to spend a week camping with her family. getting ejected left her fuming. >> i think the government need
general hospital, krol kol yiding with a big rig. witnesses tell police the driver, traveling east on oak street may have run a red light. and a 52-year-old psychiatrist and associate professor was thrown from a bus and killed. three other passengers and the shuttle driver suffered minor injuries. >> drivers are used to terrible gridlock in los angeles but are they ready for carmeggodon that. is what they're calling a closure of the 405. officials say they're ready and got out to make sure everybody is aware state wide. there are warning signs on 580 here in the bay area for drivers who may be heading down south. and we are live from l.a. now z everybody is expecting that this is going to be a huge mess down there. and you know we've been hearing about this for weeks and forget king kong. the threat is carmeggodon. when you shut down a freeway it does feel like the end of the world. >> if you live in l.a. you know what is coming. the famed 405, yes that 405 is filled with 500,000 cars on a weekend this, weekend it's anything but typical. for 53 hours a 10-mile stretch will be closed. why?
with the story. and helping out ordinary folks . they are going to be tied when it comes . to get out of the big hole we are in, he will go after waste and tax breaks and nothing is off of the table. it would be nice if we can and it is millionaires and billionaires and are for hedge fund managers and corporate jet owners and oil and gas companies pulling in huge profits without our help. we'll have to make deeper cuts somewhere else. republican senator dan coats . mitch daniels said the government should follow daniel's lead. he turned things aroundd by cutting taxes . paying down debts . get it focused on. >> the president and democrats in congress recognize that their game plan is not working. it is time to acknowledge that more government and higher taxes is not the answer to our problem. it is time for bold action and a new plan to address our current crisis. >> and since it is the 4th of july weekend. both touched on the american spirit. senator coats wanted to make sure that the country is in good enough shape . all sides need to harness their love for the country and that we are going to
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